FROM Michael Winfrey
Will a Peace Agreement in Ukraine Stick? Ukraine's embattled President Yanukovych made new concessions today, including early elections. Representatives from the European Union signed on to the deal; Russia's representative did not. But political opposition leaders acknowledged they might not be enough for protesters in Independence Square. Meantime, Parliament has wasted no time in passing some sweeping measures. Michael Winfrey, editor for Bloomberg News covering Eastern Europe, joins us from Kiev.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.